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If I have kids, I plan on teaching them about Jesus.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edward Teach Mar 7, 2011. 129 Replies

So I'm thinking that when I have kids, I would really like to teach them about Jesus, not as the Messiah or as the Son of God, but as a moral teacher who taught lessons that I cherish such as…Continue

Hey, I'm Paulino. I'm not an atheist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Rice Jul 15, 2010. 28 Replies

So as the thread reads, I'm Paulino and I'm not an atheist. Before you jump and slap a lifetime ban on me, I am not a theist either. I am an agnostic, and i actually didn't notice the little…Continue

 

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Edward Teach replied to Matthew Paulino's discussion If I have kids, I plan on teaching them about Jesus.
"The absolute BEST thing you can do for your kids is to model a life of peace, joy, wonder and love.   Talk is cheap and idealizing the dead is bullshit. If Jesus was a human being, then he dealt with the same issues that you do. Only rather…"
Mar 7, 2011
paul babcock replied to Matthew Paulino's discussion If I have kids, I plan on teaching them about Jesus.
"Biblical morality is so contradictory that it is almost impossible not to be able to find in it a basis for a very sound and reasonable morality to base ones life on. One could also find in it justification for being a miserable format, a self…"
Mar 7, 2011
Dennis Smith replied to Matthew Paulino's discussion If I have kids, I plan on teaching them about Jesus.
"The Jesus of the Bible is not the Jesus you are planning to teaching to your kids. There are far better places and far better reasons to hold the values you are describing outside religion of any sort. It the Bible really the best that can be done…"
Mar 7, 2011
Yusuf Said replied to Matthew Paulino's discussion If I have kids, I plan on teaching them about Jesus.
"The people in this forum make some good points, why not teach your kid about someone real to look up to? Look at Stephen Hawking, the man is confined to a wheelchair and cannot move but is one of the greatest scientist of our time. What about…"
Jan 9, 2011
Edward Teach replied to Matthew Paulino's discussion If I have kids, I plan on teaching them about Jesus.
"Mushrooms are smarter ;-)"
Oct 5, 2010
Atheist Exile replied to Matthew Paulino's discussion If I have kids, I plan on teaching them about Jesus.
"People are good despite religion. If they're a good person, religion won't change that. My wife is a devout Catholic and I respect her faith even if I don't agree with it. Our children get opposing views on religion and will have to…"
Oct 5, 2010
Atheist Exile replied to Matthew Paulino's discussion If I have kids, I plan on teaching them about Jesus.
"Jesus preached a message of love, longsuffering and forgiveness. His ideas were radical, given the context of Judaism he (allegedly) grew up in. To me, however, he accentuated many virtues that are simply not human . . . angelic or saintly, perhaps…"
Oct 5, 2010
Matt VDB replied to Matthew Paulino's discussion If I have kids, I plan on teaching them about Jesus.
"I don't hold grudges towards anyone I know over the internet either, but then again I also don't accuse them of being "fucking stupid" and having brain damage - two insults for which I'm still waiting to get an apology, by…"
Oct 5, 2010
Matt VDB replied to Matthew Paulino's discussion If I have kids, I plan on teaching them about Jesus.
"No, you seem to be confused. You were the one who was warned not to throw around insults and cheap slurs."
Oct 4, 2010
Jo Jerome replied to Matthew Paulino's discussion If I have kids, I plan on teaching them about Jesus.
"Except that I *like* mushrooms. :-P"
Oct 4, 2010
Edward Teach replied to Matthew Paulino's discussion If I have kids, I plan on teaching them about Jesus.
"I think you nailed that one! You know the old saying, "Just like mushrooms. Keep em in the dark and feed em a lot of shit""
Oct 4, 2010
UUMom replied to Matthew Paulino's discussion If I have kids, I plan on teaching them about Jesus.
"I see your point. I think you're right that Campbell mainly talks about Jesus as how myths can work in people's lives, though he talked about Jesus a lot in The Power of Myth. I like some of the Jewish stories and Hindu stories, such as…"
Oct 2, 2010
Matt VDB replied to Matthew Paulino's discussion If I have kids, I plan on teaching them about Jesus.
"Joyce, Myths obviously serve functions in human civilisation, but I think it is positively lazy to not try to extract these functions (whatever they may be) and insert them into something less irrational. "A good start is the understanding…"
Oct 2, 2010
jim copeland replied to Matthew Paulino's discussion If I have kids, I plan on teaching them about Jesus.
"it's important to innoculate kids against the very virulent religiosity otherwise they may be somehow suckered in later in life. A good start is the understanding that jesus was a MYTH. Never existed. As a 'moral teacher' or anything…"
Oct 1, 2010
UUMom replied to Matthew Paulino's discussion If I have kids, I plan on teaching them about Jesus.
"Jesus may be a myth, but myths are important in our society and to most people. If you don't recognize the humanity in it, you will be delusional to the idea that we might keep people from having any "beliefs" and just study science…"
Oct 1, 2010
Jo Jerome replied to Matthew Paulino's discussion If I have kids, I plan on teaching them about Jesus.
"--- Big Blue Frog comments... Add me to the list. I don't just think Jesus existed, I think several could have existed. In other words, I personally believe that the Jesus myth is based on an amalgamation of several early First Century messiah…"
Oct 1, 2010

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At 7:46pm on July 14, 2010, Little Name Atheist said…
P.S. I highly recommend Dr. Terry's group.
At 5:23pm on July 14, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Matthew Paulino, and welcome to this friendly meeting place with freethinking non-theists who recognise that religion is a huge deception aimed at controlling vulnerable superstitious people, including defenceless children; and
how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and even longer.

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We invite you to join us and 1700 others.
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At 9:03am on July 14, 2010, Little Name Atheist said…
Welcome. Despite what my hardcore atheist friends would like to think, this site is for non-theists.
At 1:37am on July 14, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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